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Back Trails
Poetry / Prose

Back Trails

By: Philip Host On the trains and cars and along the railroad tracks; a constellation of inspired beds; a snowy night of crushed-up meds and bloodshot eyes that can’t see how I’ll always find you. The vacuum-sealed days; the CD skip across state lines—the shaving knife I left behind— I’ll listen for your song. You … Continue reading

Fiction

Vapors

By: Jake Seiden Three girls–aged fourteen–sit around a table in a low ceil- inged, empty apartment, slurping orange bourbon from perspiring cups. Natalie peels the curling blue paint off the tabletop so the sur- face is covered with little white swatches, like eyes rolled back in your head. Her friends are named Mim and Francine. … Continue reading

Fiction

The Exposed Rip

By:Robert Persky Farzan kicked the refrigerator. It was the third time it had turned off this week. “Farzan, face it. We need a new fridge.” “No, Sasha. We don’t have the money. You know that.” Sasha shook her head and squeezed behind her husband to get out of the kitchen. He shouted in her direction, … Continue reading

Bookstore
Poetry

Bookstore

By: Laura Traitz Sun drips from the sky two hours into my future. You spill onto the surface two hours after that (see– the counter is still dirty even if you wipe it up). Here there are un-watered plants, a sniffling stranger, a shelf of fantasy I turn my back on. What words will wander … Continue reading

Poetry

Chase, in Spain

By: Marcus Hunter I’d never seen clouds move so fast, Not rolling, but shuttled as if on a conveyor Belt worn by twelve angels Straddling a storm. It Came, as all storms do, Before anyone was really ready. We were all still Clothed and not even planning to go that far, so The storm, embarrassed … Continue reading